Vintage gravure, plate 44 from "Urformen der Kunst" ["Art Forms in Nature"] by Karl Blossfeldt, 2nd edition 1929. Printed on sheet 9.5 x 12 inches (24x30 cm) with plate number lower right. Print size approximately 10 x 7 inches (25x18 cm) or the reverse.
The image depicts:
Dipsacus laciniatus. "Venus's Bason", Teasel, Thistle, Fuller's Teasel. Leaves dried on the stem enlarged 4 times.
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